I was born and raised in Greensburg, IN and graduated from Greensburg High School in 1991. After graduation, I had an opportunity to play tennis at the University of Indianapolis where I earned a B.S. in Marketing and Accounting. My undergraduate college expenses were paid for through a tennis scholarship and by working on the weekends and in the summer months.
After graduation, I worked for Morton Buildings as a sales consultant for three years. At this time, I was ready for a more challenging position that offered more responsibilities. Thus, I was drawn into education to instruct marketing and business courses as well as become a tennis coach. I felt that I had more to offer to society than what I had been contributing. So, in March of 1998 I resigned from my sales position and enrolled into Ball State’s Secondary Education program to earn a Masters Degree in Secondary Education with a specializing in marketing and business education.
I attended Ball State University and obtained a M.A. of Secondary Education specializing in business and marketing. During that time I also served as a graduate assistant for the secondary and higher education office. Working as a graduate assistant allowed me to continue my education so that I can pursue my dream of becoming a teacher. Over the past twelve years, eleven in the CTE environment, I have had the taught and array of business courses to adult and secondary education students. In 2008 I had an opportunity to participate in the Career and Technical Education Academy which enabled me to obtain an administrative license and a second master’s degree in career in technical education.
In my family life, my wife and I have been happily married for ten years and have two beautiful daughters Alexa who is 9 and Rylie who is 5. We currently reside in Shelbyville, IN and are both educators. My wife teaches kindergarten for Shelbyville Central Schools and I am an assistant director and principal at Central Nine Career Center.